The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Santé!


Thu May 19 2022 at 07:30 pm


Auckland Town Hall | Auckland, AU

Conductor - Gilbert Varga
Harp - Ingrid Bauer
Saint-Saëns - Le rouet d’Omphale
Debussy - Danses sacrée et profane
Tailleferre - Concertino for Harp and Orchestra
Milhaud - Le boeuf sur le toit
Satie (orch. Debussy) - Two Gymnopédies
Ravel - La valse
The APO’s own Ingrid Bauer takes centre stage in a champagne programme with a hint of cabaret.
‘Le boeuf sur le toit’ is now a fancy Paris restaurant, but in the Roaring Twenties it was an artists’ bar, lifting its name from Milhaud’s cheerful ballet. He was a regular, as was Tailleferre. Her sparkling concertino shares the bill with Debussy’s miniature masterpiece, which far transcends its origins as a demonstration work for a new type of harp.
Satie’s placid Gymnopédies are followed by Ravel’s very French take on the Viennese waltz, and the evening’s divertissement begins with a rarely heard tone-poem by Saint-Saëns. Santé!

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Auckland Town Hall, 301 – 317 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

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